Who we are


Alven is an independent early-stage venture capital firm with a successful track record of 5 successive funds backing more than 130 startups over 20 years. As of 2018 Alven has over 500M€ in funds under management.

Our mission at Alven consists in supporting the long-term success of European category-defining startups with global reach, starting at Series A or Seed stage.

Read our Manifesto to learn more about our values, and our investment thesis to learn more about what we look for.

Our History

Alven was founded by Guillaume Aubin and Charles Letourneur in 1999. Since inception the firm has focused on technology startups with ambitious prospects.

During the first Internet boom, we helped launch successful e-commerce, media and high technology companies.

In the following years we quickly identified SaaS and deep tech as a promising field for technology startups.